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NEDO and Hitachi, Ltd. to Host Launch Ceremony of Japan-U.S. Island Grid Project in Maui

Hitachi, Ltd.:

What: The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and Hitachi, Ltd. have been conducting a Smart Grid Project in Hawaii since October 2011. A joint undertaking by the U.S. and Japan, the full-scale project demonstration will be launched at a formal ceremony on Tuesday, December 17, 2013.

WHY: On the Maui Island, Hawaii, a significant amount of the electricity supply is already generated by renewable energy. The goal of the Project is to verify cutting-edge technologies within a Smart Grid application and the utilization of large volumes of renewable energy already in place and the evaluation of contributing to smart grid standards and implementation of a low-carbon social infrastructure system that can be efficiently used in other sub-tropical regions.

WHO: Media is encouraged and welcome to attend this special Launch Ceremony.

WHEN: Date: Tuesday, 17th December, 2013


    9:00am-2:00pm Overview of Project and Site Tour
5:00pm- Opening Ceremony
(Photos of Special Guests start at 4:15pm)
Further details of the schedule will be given to confirmed participants.


Maui Island, Hawaii


Mr. Hiroshi Kuniyoshi, Executive Director
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Mr. Koji Tanaka, Executive Vice President, Hitachi, Ltd.

Media Contacts:

All media attendance must be confirmed with those listed below.

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